Basturk, Altintop, Kas axed by Terim

May 28, 2008

ISTANBUL, May 28 (Reuters) - Turkey coach Fatih Terim has withdrawn striker Halil Altintop, midfielder Yildiray Basturk and defender Ibrahim Kas from his final squad for Euro 2008.

Terim told a news conference in Germany shown on Turkish television on Wednesday: 'We do not think badly of these three footballers. They are part of us.'

The greatest surprise in the 26-man provisional squad named earlier this month had been the omission of veteran striker Hakan Sukur.
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